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Keke Palmer granted restraining order against ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson

Keke Palmer has been granted a restraining order against Darius Jackson credit:Bang Showbiz
Keke Palmer has been granted a restraining order against Darius Jackson credit:Bang Showbiz

Keke Palmer has been granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.

The 30-year-old actress accused Darius Jackson - who is the father of her eight-month-old son Leo - of being physically abusive towards her and now, according to legal documents obtained by People, he must stay at least 100 yards away from both Keke and their child for the time being.

Jackson has appeared to have addressed the situation on, X - formerly known as Twitter - as he took to the social media platform shortly after the decision was made to share a picture of himself and his son.

Alongside it, he wrote: "I love you, son. See you soon."

In court documents filed in California Superior Court and obtained by People magazine, Keke claimed the latest incident happened last Sunday (05.11.23).

She wrote: “Darius trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent, threatened me, then physically attacked me — lunging for my neck, striking me, throwing me over the couch, and stealing my phone when I told him I was going to call the police.”

Keke claimed the incident occurred when the fitness instructor came to her home to take their son to a football game but the tot was out with her sister, visiting family, and following a verbal disagreement, he allegedly “knocked [her] backwards over the couch, stole [her] phone out of [her] hands, and then ran out of the house.”

She followed him out to get her phone but was "nearly hit" by her ex's car.

The 'Boyfriend' singer stated the altercation was "captured by my home security camera, which will be played for the Court at the time of the hearing.”

The filing also included screenshots of what appeared to be security footage showing a man striking a woman over a sofa.

The declaration later went into further detail about the "many instances" of violence the 30-year-old star was allegedly subjected to.

She wrote: "[There were] many instances of physical violence, including striking and grabbing me around the neck, descriptions of Darius destroying my personal property, including diaries and prescription eyeglasses, throwing my belongings into the street, throwing my car keys to prevent me from driving away, hitting my in front of our son, spewing profanities about me to our son, threatening to kill himself with a gun if I left him, harassment, and other physical and emotional abuse.”

The 'Hustlers' actress also accused Darius of having "love bombed" her.

She wrote: "The abuse during our relationship was not just physical, but emotional and manipulative.

"Darius would 'love bomb' me and make me feel like I was the most important woman in the world, only to get extremely distant and cold over a perceived insult to him.

"If we were at a party or event, and I spoke with one person too long or looked at someone a 'certain way', he would storm off in a rage – telling me I was 's***' and a 'whore,' accuse me of cheating on him, and that I did not love him.

"Darius had a way of gaslighting me to make me feel like I was doing something wrong even though I wasn’t."